nula.cc: source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php source of the nula filecasts nula rss.php en-us editor@nula.cc (Lloyd Dunn) http://nula.cc/lib/img/nula-128.gif nula.cc: source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php 128 128 source of the nula filecasts nula.cc nula is the source of a series of filecasts, each consisting of an assemblage of sounds, images, or words, made available for download, sharing, commentary, and further manipulation. nula filecasts consist of field recordings, found material, and the like, put together in such a way as to form a unique new work. since there is a tendency here to let the work speak for itself as much as possible, the only way to really know about nula is to experience the works yourself. nula.cc editor@nula.cc no Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100 Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100 57194 swifts nula http://nula.cc/

57194 swifts.

They flit and flutter and dart and dodge, and in the patterns they make, evince a kinetic ecstasy, a special craft, a gift for the marvelous. Then they disappear as quickly as they appear leaving only the shrill mental echoes of their passing.

]]>
They flit and flutter and dart and dodge, and in the patterns they make, evince a kinetic ecstasy, a special craft, a gift for the marvelous. Then they disappear as quickly as they appear leaving only the shrill mental echoes of their passing. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57194 http://nula.cc//57194 688 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57187 transitional nula http://nula.cc/

57187 transitional.

Steady states are everywhere in evidence, in physics, chemistry, even sociology and economics. When pressure comes to bear on a steady state, change may be induced. If this happens, we witness a transition, as the forces converge to produce a new steady state.

]]>
Steady states are everywhere in evidence, in physics, chemistry, even sociology and economics. When pressure comes to bear on a steady state, change may be induced. If this happens, we witness a transition, as the forces converge to produce a new steady state. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57187 http://nula.cc//57187 8:20 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57175 caspian sea nula http://nula.cc/

57175 caspian sea.

We go out onto the beak of land known as the Abşeron peninsula, where Baku lies, where an old Zoroastrian Atesgah, or fire temple, lies, and the fire mountain of Yanar Daǧ, and the singing stones. But mostly we go there because we seek the feeling of being at one of the ends of the earth.

]]>
We go out onto the beak of land known as the Abşeron peninsula, where Baku lies, where an old Zoroastrian Atesgah, or fire temple, lies, and the fire mountain of Yanar Daǧ, and the singing stones. But mostly we go there because we seek the feeling of being at one of the ends of the earth. Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57175 http://nula.cc//57175 6:51 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57167 roof of the world nula http://nula.cc/

57167 roof of the world.

It is late May. The sun is warm, but the air is cool. We are surrounded by snowy peaks as we come to a wayside stop on the Georgian Military Road at the high point of Jvari Pass. Next to the graves of the German prisoners of war who built this road, trailer trucks rumble by as a flock of crows passes overhead, on their way to who knows where.

]]>
It is late May. The sun is warm, but the air is cool. We are surrounded by snowy peaks as we come to a wayside stop on the Georgian Military Road at the high point of Jvari Pass. Next to the graves of the German prisoners of war who built this road, trailer trucks rumble by as a flock of crows passes overhead, on their way to who knows where. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57167 http://nula.cc//57167 9:24 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57156 paternoster nula http://nula.cc/

57156 paternoster.

Occasionally, I see a person or two standing, waiting. The alternating bright and dark, an ebb and flow of light, a lugubrious pulsation, makes a mechanized mockery of sunrise and sunset from these quick false days and nights. …

]]>
Occasionally, I see a person or two standing, waiting. The alternating bright and dark, an ebb and flow of light, a lugubrious pulsation, makes a mechanized mockery of sunrise and sunset from these quick false days and nights. … Wed, 13 May 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57156 http://nula.cc//57156 719 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57137 bells of sapânţa nula http://nula.cc/

57137 bells of sapânţa.

It is obvious to the workmen of the Cimitirul Vesel, the “merry cemetery” in Sapânţa, Romania, that I am curious about the bells. I approach them, study them, tap them gently with a knuckle to guess how they might sound. Suddenly, one of the men puts down his shovel, strides over and begins to ring the bells with full abandon.

]]>
It is obvious to the workmen of the Cimitirul Vesel, the “merry cemetery” in Sapânţa, Romania, that I am curious about the bells. I approach them, study them, tap them gently with a knuckle to guess how they might sound. Suddenly, one of the men puts down his shovel, strides over and begins to ring the bells with full abandon. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57137 http://nula.cc//57137 9:19 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57130 city of lions nula http://nula.cc/

57130 city of lions.

The jaunty blast of the amplified polka rolls off the old Renaissance town square, and townspeople spin like coupled tops to these words, „Let the others go whitherever they want, to Vienna, to Paris or London. But for my part, I will not depart from Lwów. … Tylko we Lwowie!“

]]>
The jaunty blast of the amplified polka rolls off the old Renaissance town square, and townspeople spin like coupled tops to these words, „Let the others go whitherever they want, to Vienna, to Paris or London. But for my part, I will not depart from Lwów. … Tylko we Lwowie!“ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57130 http://nula.cc//57130 41 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57117 inner workings nula http://nula.cc/

57117 inner workings.

I felt a mild fluttering in my stomach as we passed the final black line. I knew no harm would come to me, but nonetheless I was overcome by the inevitability of that turning motion, its fatedness. Had I wanted to, I could not have stopped it.

]]>
I felt a mild fluttering in my stomach as we passed the final black line. I knew no harm would come to me, but nonetheless I was overcome by the inevitability of that turning motion, its fatedness. Had I wanted to, I could not have stopped it. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57117 http://nula.cc//57117 7:12 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57105 turning point nula http://nula.cc/

57105 turning point.

“Are you asking me the way?” “Yes,” I said, “since I can’t find it myself.” “Give it up! Give it up!” said he, and then turned with a sudden jerk, like someone who wanted to be alone with his laughter.

]]>
“Are you asking me the way?” “Yes,” I said, “since I can’t find it myself.” “Give it up! Give it up!” said he, and then turned with a sudden jerk, like someone who wanted to be alone with his laughter. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57105 http://nula.cc//57105 7:00 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57092 mountain of song nula http://nula.cc/

57092 mountain of song.

Our driver abruptly comes to a stop there. We are at a roadside eatery, pressed between the winding highway and the mountain face, right next to a raging stream in rapid descent to the valley floor. “How long do we stop?” we want to know. “As long as it feels good!” is the reply. …

]]>
Our driver abruptly comes to a stop there. We are at a roadside eatery, pressed between the winding highway and the mountain face, right next to a raging stream in rapid descent to the valley floor. “How long do we stop?” we want to know. “As long as it feels good!” is the reply. … Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57092 http://nula.cc//57092 1193 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57080 sentinel nula http://nula.cc/

57080 sentinel.

1. Sonified weather data from the city of Philadelphia. 2. Magnetic spectrum data of a so-called ‘singing comet.’ 3. ESA launch of a Sentinel satellite, altered. 4. Field recording of distant bells as heard from the Betlemy neighborhood of Tbilisi.

]]>
1. Sonified weather data from the city of Philadelphia. 2. Magnetic spectrum data of a so-called ‘singing comet.’ 3. ESA launch of a Sentinel satellite, altered. 4. Field recording of distant bells as heard from the Betlemy neighborhood of Tbilisi. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57080 http://nula.cc//57080 10:46 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57072 marks nula http://nula.cc/

57072 marks.

The walls of the buildings in Tbilisi, a city repeatedly conquered, flattened and rebuilt during the course of its history, are striking not only for the copiousness of their handwritten marks, but also for the way they hint, in foreshortened form, at this old city’s profoundly layered and multiethnic history.

]]>
The walls of the buildings in Tbilisi, a city repeatedly conquered, flattened and rebuilt during the course of its history, are striking not only for the copiousness of their handwritten marks, but also for the way they hint, in foreshortened form, at this old city’s profoundly layered and multiethnic history. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57072 http://nula.cc//57072 48 sound, experimental, collage, audio art